Junior and Emily
Are considered to be one of the best salsa couples in the world. Throughout the years of practice they have developed and perfected their own salsa style. Junior and Emily represent a perfect combination of talent, determination and hard work.
Junior and Emily have competed in the annual world Salsa Championship 2005, 2006, and 2007, where they won the 2nd place in division “on 2”. In addition, the couple won 7 professional dance competitions around the world.
Osmar Perrones, director of Yamulee Dance Company began his dancing career in 1994 under the guidance of Wilton Beltre. He has been a member of The Descarga Latina Dance Company, The Fuerza Latina Dance Company, Combinacion Magica, and was senior instructor/choreographer of Santo Rico Dance Company. As a dancer he had the privilege of travelling, performing and teaching workshops in Belgium, England, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, United States, The Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo), Canada, Puerto Rico. In addition, Osmar has performed in videos such as: Eve’s “What y’all want”, Jose Alberto “El Canario” – “Me Dejo Picao” and with other artists like Steven Falcon. He has shared the stage with artists like El Grupo Niche, and Frankie Negron among others. From 2000-2002 Osmar participated in the off-broadway show Latin Madness. Currently, he is the director and founder of Yamulee Dance Company and supervisor of student, children and professional teams.
James and Alex
James and Alex teach a variety of salsa classes and workshops both in Dubai and at various international events with an emphasis on creating a relaxed and inspiring learning environment. Their teaching methods will ensure to build your confidence and get you out dancing salsa in next to no time.
They have performed and taught in many countries throughout Europe and Asia including Bulgaria, Germany, Holland, Greece, Luxembourg, Turkey, UK, Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Check out the festivals page to see where they are going next.
Mambo Clasico is Dubai's premier mambo/salsa dance company, put together by two of Dubai's most successful Salsa Dancers James & Alex. The company was established in August 2008 and in its infancy has brought together some of the most promising and dedicated dancers from the Dubai dance scene and formed a group that could represent Dubai at a local, regional and international level.
Their first choreography "Pepe’s Mimes", performed for the first time in the Dubai Dance Festival 2009, was an instant success which has already propelled the group into the international arena, with their first performance coming up at the Malaysian Salsa Festival and many others to follow throughout the coming year.
Espiritu Latino is a Dubai-based dance team originally formed as part of the Dubai Dance Project with Salsa Dance Squad- Holland in November 2008.
Espiritu Latino Dancers are diverse in backgrounds covering many nationalities: Armenia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Japan, Sri Lanka, India, Iran, Ukraine and UAE! Each dancer is individually also specialised in different genres of dance from salsa, chacha, tango to ballroom, ceroc and hip-hop.
Espiritu Latino dancers are popular social dancers in the Local and International Salsa scene as well as Tango Salon and Milonga’s. The team members have attended and performed at many international and local events since 2005 and most recently in Argentina, Cyprus, Greece, Greece, Japan, Jordan and of course the UAE in both major cities.
As a team, Espiritu Latino prides itself in its unique performance styles both in choreography and costumes. Espiritu Latino dancers are also not difficult to spot at the hottest salsa nights and milonga’s...
BNF is a dance company originally from Medellin, Colombia. It's established in Medellin in 2000, and the first international branch was opened in Dubai in 2007, and second branch in Abu Dhabi in 2010.
BNF is known for the excellent dancers and as one of the top dance schools. BNF dancers continuously win numerous prizes in famous competitions as solo, pair, and a team. In 2010, BNF team became the World Champion in the International Salsa Cup in USA. BNF dancers are constantly invited for international performances from countries as close as Oman to the Far East in Japan and USA.
Eider and Luisa
They won the 2nd place in the cabaret division in the World Latin Dance Cup in 2010 and in the World Salsa Championship 2009. They are currently in demand for teaching worldwide in international congresses and festivals for salsa and tango.
Eider is also the choreographer and the principal dancer for his dance group, BNF. He also produced successful events such as Colombian Salsa Congress, World Tango Championship, Dubai Tango and Salsa congress.
Luisa is one of the main dancers in BNF, as well as one of the top tango and salsa instructors in the world.
Alex and Laura
They have career as BNF dancers over 5 years, and have been dancing as couple for more than 3 years. They have also career of ballet, jazz, salsa, tango and flamenco.
They won the 1st place in the BNF Internal Salsa Competition in 2009 and 3rd place in the same competition in 2010, 2nd place in the BNF Internal Tango Competition in 2009, and 6th place in the final of the World Latin Dance Cup 2010.
Leidy and Gabriel
They have career as BNF dancers for more than 4 years and as international performers. They won the 3rd place in cabaret division in the World Latin Dance Cup 2010. Gabriel has more than 13 years of experience as dancer and Leidy has 5years. They started dancing together 1 year ago.
Zinthya and David
They have career as BNF dancers and they have been dancing together for 1 year. They are excellent salsa, tango, bachata dancers but now they put their energy in salsa. They are the currently salsa champion in the Annual BNF Internal Competition and also won the 4th place in cabaret division in the World Latin Dance Cup 2010. They have more than 10 years experiences as dancers. Since one year ago they decided to make a couple.